Now what the heck is really going on??? Zendaya has decided to remove herself from the Aaliyah role in the upcoming biopic. I guess the search will be on AGAIN!!! I am sure Lifetime has more than enough audition footage to choose a new lead. We shall see how this one plays out.
Zendaya ‘no longer involved’ in Lifetime network’s Aaliyah biopic
The news of Zendaya’s departure comes two weeks after it was first announced that the 17-year-old actress and singer was cast as the lead.
Her family also expressed outrage at not even being consulted for the film.
“They have people they can talk to, people who can provide lots of color,” Hankerson said. “But if you don’t talk to us, it’s not in the story.
Many of Aaliyah’s fans also took to social media, voicing disappointment at the choice of Zendaya for the role. The backlash prompted the teen star to issue a response on her own Twitter page.
“I’m just a 17-year-old girl who got cast to play one of her biggest inspirations,” she wrote on June 16.
“She’s been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter (than) ever, all I wanna do is honor her… she’s beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her beautiful story, and make her proud up in heaven”
Aaliyah died in a tragic plane crash in 2001, at the age of 22.
Source: Daily News